Avenue Plaza Hotel and Pro Spa


Member Rating 3 out of 5 by barbara on July 5, 2004

The Avenue Plaza Hotel and Pro Spa is located right on St. Charles near the Tourism Board building. The trolley stop is only steps outside. The marble-tiled lobby sets the mood for an elegant stay in one of the spacious suites. The refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher in the suite kitchenettes are perfect for an extended vacation in the Crescent City. There’s plenty of room to make a meal and eat at the table in the small dining area. Lots of cabinet space, too. Of course New Orleans is known for its wonderful food, so I’m not sure how many times you’ll want to eat in. If you are going out for the night, the complimentary hors d’ oeuvres the hotel offers in the lounge downstairs are a nice touch to enjoy before you leave. There’s also a steak and seafood restaurant on property.

The nice, on-site spa with its sauna and exercise facilities is a great place to work out or just relax. Escape the Louisiana heat for the afternoon and get a full body massage, wrap or facial.

If you’d like to buy a timeshare unit at the Avenue, you can do this, too. You’ll notice there’s a timeshare sales facility on site downstairs.

Other cool features?
The thing that makes this hotel really interesting to me is the Ashley House behind the outside pool. During set hours, you can tour this antebellum home built in the early nineteenth century or you can book it for special receptions. Not only is this one of the oldest buildings still standing in New Orleans, the Ashley House is supposed to be haunted by Confederate ghosts!

Equivest Avenue Plaza & Pro Spa
2111 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130
504/566-1212

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